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The 2014 Becker County Outstanding Senior nominees were introduced to the public for the first time Thursday during Senior Fest at the Detroit Lakes Pavilion. The nominees include (left to right) Walter Welle, Willma Hanson and Jack Koland. Not pictured are nominees Jim and Gerry Langemo, who were unable to attend Thursday’s festivities. The winners of the award, which celebrates senior volunteerism, will be announced during Senior Day at the Becker County Fair on July 31. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes

Celebrating our seniors: Fest brings about 200 to DL Pavilion Thursday

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Though an afternoon downpour may have put a bit of a damper on plans for a pontoon excursion around the lake to end the day’s festivities, the weather didn’t stop about 200 area senior citizens from showing up for Thursday’s Senior Fest at the Detroit Lakes Pavilion.


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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454